El Salvador

El Aguila

Grapefruit / Molasses / Honey

Bean Details

Variety: SL-34

Process: Washed

Producer: Mauricio Ariz

Country: El Salvador

Region: Ilamatepec mountain range, Apaneca

Altitude: 1,700MASL

Roast Profile: Medium



One of the few farms that consistently grows Kenyan varieties, in this case El Aguila’s SL34 is a dense bean packed with a flavor experience that has a deep sweetness rich body and a tangy grapefruit-like zest acidity.

For drip coffees its dense body makes it great for experimentation with brewing ratios, we recommend starting with a 14gr of coffee to 1 ml water ratio (14 to 1) to start.

Mauricio Ariz and his sons are fourth and fifth generation coffee growers. El Aguila farm extends over 63 hectares just north of the Santa Ana volcano, in the mountain range of Ilamatepec. 43 of these hectares are used for coffee production, the remaining 20 hectares are dedicated to nature conservation or have been planted with cypress trees. The Ariz family are committed to keeping the primary forest within the farm untouched. The family also supports the Ojo de Agua community with workers and materials to maintain two access roads, as well as providing a water supply to the community from the farm’s water reservoirs.